Delgado pushing gun control

Rep. Antonio Delgado is pushing gun control with this petition he just sent out to constituents.

If Republicans had their shit together we would have been rid of him in last November’s election.

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Democrats aren’t happy

Democrats aren’t happy.

You would think with Biden/Harris in the Whitehouse, a slim majority in the House and a 50+1 Senate, they would all be in a good mood. They’re not. It’s like they know something bad is waiting to happen …

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Rocah to push “red flag”

Mimi Rocah was sworn-in as Westchester D.A. this afternoon and she’s made it clear pushing for “red flag” gun control implementation is high on her agenda:

“… She also said she’d target rising gun violence in the county by taking steps including a mandatory red-flag notification for domestic violence victims to tell them they can have guns removed from their partners’ possession. “We must get guns off the street and out of the hands of violent offenders,” Rocah said. “And, while there are no simple answers, there is more we can do.” …”

Believe it.  She’s going to use the D.A.’s office as a bully pulpit to push for whatever nutty schemes Moms come up with just like Jeanine Pirro did when she held the office.

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Newsbits

Saturday’s Newsbits:

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Block the Biden agenda

I normally would not do this as I believe New Yorkers need to keep their $upport local, but now that Joe Biden has won the Electoral College we need to keep the Senate under Mitch McConnell’s control to block the antigunners agenda in Congress.

If you are able, consider making a donation to one or more of the following for the Georgia runoff elections to be held next month.  I did.

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Super-duper majority

John Mannion has won the SD-50 seat giving Democrats a total of 43 seats in the State Senate for the upcoming 2021-22 session, a super-majority +1.

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A bright spot

There wasn’t much good news for New Yorkers this past election, but there was one bright spot in AD-97 in Rockland where Mike Lawler defeated incumbent Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee:

“… This morning, the Rockland County Board of Elections counted 4,673 of the remaining 5,125 absentee ballots to be counted. After the votes were counted, our lead held at 3,067 votes. With only 452 ballots left to be counted (excluding special federal), our campaign can now declare victory with 100% certainty. In the coming days and weeks, the Board of Elections will finish counting all absentee ballots and certify the election results, so that I can be sworn in on January 1st …”

Even more remarkable, Lawler won a district that has just over a 2-1 Democrat enrollment advantage.

Jaffee is a hardcore gun control advocate so it’s a blessing she’s going.

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Saturday’s Newsbits:

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NRA took themselves out of the 2020 election

An excerpt from last night’s Tucker Carlson:

“… They used the courts to neutralize the Republican Party’s single most effective get out the vote operation, which for generations had been the National Rifle Association. Not enough has been written about this, but anyone on the ground saw it. Thanks to legal harassment from the left, the NRA played a vastly reduced role in this election, and that made a huge difference in swing states like Pennsylvania and others …”

Anyone paying attention knows the NRA has brought the majority of their problems upon themselves, first through the lack of proper oversight by the Board of Directors of NRA’s executive staff and the questionable ethics of some of the Board members, and second by turning the Second Amendment and gun rights into a partisan Republican issue.

The first issue can easily be addressed if the Board took corrective actions, removed Wayne and cleaned house. I predict they won’t do that. However, one way or another that is going to happen:

“… Nonprofit law experts told The Trace that LaPierre’s removal is assured if James can prove even a fraction of her charges. While dissolution is unlikely, they said James won’t be satisfied with the ouster of LaPierre alone and expect fines, overhaul of governance procedures, and removal of complicit board members …”

The second issue also has an easy fix: NRA needs to stop blowing off Democrats, their own members, constituents and politicians, tell gun activists to be involved with Democrat party politics especially their primary elections, and stop pretending large urban areas and states with Democrat majorities like New York do not exist.  It’s not about money, although they have plenty of that.  It is about spending resources wisely which NRA does not have a history of doing.

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Democrat super-majority in Albany

Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced Democrats will have a super-majority in the State Senate for the 2021-22 session in Albany.

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